Galaxy Note 7 Explosion Wreaks Havoc on Jeep, Things Becoming More Dicey for Samsung
Yet another Galaxy Note 7 explosion incident has taken place and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for Samsung. Not only did the smartphone wreak havoc on a family vehicle, it ended up delivering some damage outside of the car’s proximity too. Here are all the details you want to know.
Fortunate That No One Got Injured in the Blast – How Is The Latest Galaxy Note 7 Conundrum Going to Be Explained by Samsung?
It was reported that the Jeep Grand Cherokee of a family in St. Petersburg was completely totaled as a result of the Galaxy Note 7 explosion. This took place just days after Samsung had issued a worldwide recall for its latest and greatest smartphone belonging to the Galaxy Note series. According to the owner of the vehicle, Nathan Dornacher said that he and his wife went to a yard sale over the Labor Day weekend.
While unloading a desk they’d bought for their daughter, Nathan left his new Note 7 to charge in his vehicle. Leaving anything inside a locked vehicle is a definite cause for worry, especially if there no airflow inside the vehicle. Their 8-year-old daughter was asked to go back to the vehicle but thanks to the sharpened senses of the family dog, harm being caused to the daughter was averted. Moments later, the Jeep was seen on fire. According to a Samsung representative, the company is doing everything in its power for Mr. Dornacher and his family.
“Consumer safety is Samsung’s highest priority. With regard to the Galaxy Note7, we are asking owners to take advantage of the Product Exchange Program announced on Friday of last week. The program offers Note 7 owners the opportunity to exchange the phone for a new one.”
What the spokesperson didn’t state was if Samsung was ready to compensate the family with funds to purchase a new vehicle and to renovate their garage, which was also tarnished as a result of the blast. If there was no family dog present, it is a huge possibility that a loss of life could have occurred. Since these incidents have become so severe, even the Federal Aviation Administration is considering the ban of carrying Galaxy Note 7 onboard flights.
Samsung should expedite the process of bringing back its new and improved Galaxy Note 7 devices, because iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will start to ship on September 16, and that only means a higher market share for Apple.